Quoits Game to Raise Money for Schools:
Bordentown NJ Register-News
September 2, 2004
|The following Quoit tournament story appeared in the September 2nd edition of the Bordentown, New Jersey Register-News. The author mentions the United States Quoiting Association and The Quoit Pits website in the article, as well as a brief history of the Game. The Tournament is an ambitious fund-raising project for the Bordentown Regional School District Education Foundation, with the organizers looking for 64 teams to compete for $400 of prizes. The USQA hopes the event will be such a great success that they will hold it as an annual event! We hope to see more Quoit tournaments like this spring up and take root across the US in the coming years! Thanks goes out to the event organizers who decided to try something unique for their fund-raiser this year - keep up the good work!|
Bordentown Regional School District Education Foundation will Sponsor a
Quoits Tournament to Raise Funds for Local Students.
By: William Wichert, Staff Writer
September 2, 2004
The time has come for all residents to get into the game and help raise some money for their local schools. The game? Well, quoits of course.
those residents not familiar with the pastime, quoits is the mother of the
more well-known game of horseshoe pitching, according to the Web site of
The United States Quoiting Association (www.quoits.info). A former
event in the early Olympic games and a popular recreational activity among
soldiers in the ancient Roman Empire, playing quoits involves pitching
heavy metal rings at a short metal stake driven into the ground, the Web
Metterle said the Sept. 12 quoits tournament at Bassani's will be limited
to 64 teams of two players each, allowing six games to take place at once.
The winning team is the first one to reach 21 points, which are based on
how close each participant pitches the metal ring to the stake, he said.
"ringer," or a ring that is perfectly pitched to surround the metal stake,
is worth two points, and all other pitches go for one point, he said.
After a team loses one game, it is automatically eliminated from the
tournament, he said.
three quoits teams will receive about $400 in prizes, with $250 awarded to
first place, $100 to second place and $50 to third place, he said. In
addition to the tournament and the buffet, there will be a Chinese auction
and a 50/50 raffle, he said.
Mr. Metterle said the event will most likely attract long-standing quoits
players, he said newcomers are welcome to sign up as well. Even if people
do not arrive with their own teammates, teams can be formed before the
tournament begins, he said.
people who register before the event, the fee is $25 per player. Those who
register on the day of the tournament must pay $30 per player. All
additional spectators must contribute $10 each to cover the cost of the
To register beforehand, residents can call Mr. Metterle at (609) 635-6868 or register at Bassani's. On the day of the event, registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the games will kick off at noon.